Emergent second wave feminism inspired the 1971 International Women’s Day demonstration in Boston. The surprise ending of the march led to the 10-day takeover of a Harvard building and the founding of the Cambridge Women’s Center. The marchers’ demands included: affordable childcare, affordable housing, reproductive rights, and an end to negative stereotypes of women.
At its core, CWC continues to serve as an activist organizing community and an innovation hub for women from all walks of life. For almost 50 years, Judy Norris, a leading foremother and the Center’s current Board President, has been the heart and soul of CWC.
Join us in honoring Judy Norris and celebrating the radical legacy of the Cambridge Women’s Center.